Plant Based Lifestyle – DuPont Nutrition & Health

Plant-based eating is moving into the mainstream. No longer a fringe dietary habit, a convergence of trends is feeding interest in green eating and steadily fortifying growth within the category. Foremost among those trends is health & wellness.
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Biotech firms rush to enter CRISPR crop market to meet global food demand | Genetic Literacy Project

Agriculture technology (“agtech”) companies of all sizes are vying to enter commercial food markets. when news broke about the first successful food made
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/04/19/biotech-firms-rush-to-enter-crispr-crop-market-to-meet-global-food-demand/

New model uncovers possible mechanism behind Varroa mite’s assault on honey bees | Genetic Literacy Project

The association between the deformed wing virus and the parasitic mite Varroa destructor has been identified as a major cause of worldwide honeybee colony
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/04/19/new-model-uncovers-possible-mechanism-behind-varroa-mites-assault-on-honey-bees/

‘Organic halo effect’: Consumers underestimate calories in organic foods, studies claim | Genetic Literacy Project

According to the results of a new French study, it’s likely that similar foods will contain similar nutritional content, regardless of whether it is an
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/04/11/organic-halo-effect-consumers-underestimate-calories-in-organic-foods-studies-claim/

New CDC glyphosate report: “Most studies found no association between exposure to glyphosate-based products and risk of cancer” | Genetic Literacy Project

A new report on glyphosate’s toxicological effects likely will play a role in the ongoing debate — both in the court of public opinion and in courts of
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/04/11/new-cdc-glyphosate-report-most-studies-found-no-association-between-exposure-to-glyphosate-based-products-and-risk-of-cancer/

5 things to know about USDA bioengineered food labels, hitting stores in 2020 | Genetic Literacy Project

In July 2016, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (NBFDL), requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence of
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/04/12/5-things-to-know-about-usda-bioengineered-food-labels-hitting-stores-in-2020/

Canada codifies new neonicotinoid insecticide rules, allows key agricultural use to continue | Genetic Literacy Project

Health Canada will restrict some uses of neonicotinoid pesticides because of their impact on honeybees and other pollinators, but the federal government
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/04/12/canada-codifies-new-neonicotinoid-insecticide-rules-allows-key-agricultural-use-to-continue/